Olympic homes in Brockley

Can Brockley Central come and sleep on your sofa during the Olympics? This modest Brockley home is available for rent during the Games for a mere £3,000 per week.

There is a growing number of websites dedicated to providing international visitors with temporary accommodation in 2012. While not in an Olympic borough, Brockley's close to the Equestrianism at Greenwich, fairly central and well connected (via the ELL and Jubilee) to the Olympic Park.

So are you thinking about renting your place out during the Games? And if you are, have you investigated the best way to do it?

15 comments:

Headhunter said...

Thought about it but got no further than that yet! GBP3000 for a week? It's almost worth getting of my ass an actually doing something about it!

Richard Elliot said...

Wow. I'd heard of people with nice houses in Wimbledon making a lot during the tennis.

If you are actually going to be able to make that sort of cash in Brockley then I'll look into it!

Anonymous said...

Taking the P charging that amount of money.

Lou Baker said...

Anyone fancy a room in Lou towers?

It'll come complete with daily lessons on why you're wrong about life.

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AnonOne said...

Good luck to those who hope for a bumper rental next year. Despite the recent media hype, very, very few people will make that sort of money.

I was involved in the 2008 Games. Hotel prices began sky high, but then fell dramatically as hoteliers realised they had too many empty rooms.

Similar price drops happened in Athens and Sydney. A lot of extra people do visit, but most have accommodation arranged, either in the Village or as part if the large official hotel bookings.

The only places which made really good money were those next to sports venues and suitable for athletes or officials.

It's still worth trying your luck, so fair play to the advertiser. But don't spend the thousands until you get a booking.

Anyone gone for tickets yet? Best tip: don't forget the Paralympics. Same venues, great sport but cheaper tickets and arguably a more fun atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

Tristam, Why is it tax free? It is income from property and subject to your marginal rate of tax, surely?

Actually, this property seems to be in Crofton Park...with the reference to a nearby BBank and a bus ride to Brockley Overground.

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lawrence said...

i'm signing up ... Couple of grand for a week will pay for my accommodation ...... In Barbados!

Brockley Nick said...

@AnonOne - yes, the price seems rather unrealistic. And as for the price drop, you're right, I do some work for Visit London and they have said in the past that hoteliers need to maintain realistic prices, since the pattern is consistent - prices get jacked up, people stay away and they have to drop them.

Usain said...

I can't believe that anybody would really pay c£1000 a week for a room in somebody's house, Greatest Show on Earth or not. Being notoriously tight-fisted, I'd rather buy a big tent and inflatables, or hire a camper, and pitch up at Crystal Palace campsite (though I imagine all spaces have been taken by now), and sell them afterwards. More fun too ime. Always a good option too when you're having work done on your gaff, and you need to ship out for a week or so.

Matt-Z said...

I pity the poor sports fan who take up residence at Lou's Guest House during the Olympics. Especially if they ask what the quickest route to Stratford is.

Charlie said...

3k a week?!? I priced mine at 1.5k, obviously should have gone for broke and got them to 'bargain' me down.

patrick1971 said...

Tax-free as you're allowed to earn about 4.5K per annum renting rooms out in your own house before you have to start paying tax on it. Note that the owner has made it very clear he'll be in residence the whole time; this will be why. If you were to rent it out and not be there, you'd have to pay tax on it.

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